City centre street locked down after man ‘falls from height’

Police and paramedics attended Cowgate in Edinburgh at around 10am on Thursday.

George IV Bridge: Cowgate, Edinburgh, locked down by Police Scotland after man ‘falls from height’ STV News
Edinburgh: A man has fallen from a height on Cowgate near George IV Bridge.

A city centre street has been locked down after a man fell “from a height”.

Police and paramedics were called to Cowgate, Edinburgh, at around 10am on Thursday after receiving reports of a man falling from a height.

Officers were also stationed on George IV Bridge, the elevated street that runs over Cowgate in the capital’s Old Town.

The condition of the individual is not yet known.

Emergency services are currently in attendance.STV News
Emergency services are currently in attendance.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers were made aware of a man having fallen from a height on Cowgate in Edinburgh around 10am on Thursday, March 17, 2022.

“Emergency services are currently in attendance.”

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